Peggy Jo Ackley is the owner and designer of the Pink Ink Stamp Company. She acquired the Lockhart Stamp Company in June of 2013 and has been adding many of her own designs to the catalog since then. Peggy has been a rubber stamp and collage fan for many years and in the past has drawn stamps for All Night Media Rubber Stamps and designed scrapbooking papers for both NRN and K & Company.

Peggy has been a product designer in the gift and paper industry for over 20 years, but is probably best known as the illustrator of close to 200 “Bitty Bear” books for the American Girl Company. Peggy has also authored two card making books for Lark Publishing and has several years of experience teaching paper crafting classes. Peggy has a BA degree in Fine Art from the University of California, Davis.

She is thrilled to use her artistic skills in both designing rubber stamps and teaching coloring technique classes, and she thoroughly enjoys meeting such wonderful women as she teaches throughout the country!

Published Work

Lark/Chapelle Books
ISBN 10: 1-57990-981-7

50 Nifty Collage Cards
Lark Books, division of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
ISBN 10: 1-60059-121-3
available March, 2016

Flora Bella
A hand drawn coloring book of flowers and verse
Sellers Publishing, Inc.


Intro to Prismacoloring – $35.00
Wednesday July 22nd, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Peggy Jo Ackley of Pink Ink Stamp Company will teach her step-by-step process of using colored pencils to produce results that you will love. Learn color blending, shading techniques and range of values with Prismacolor© pencils. By using Peggy’s layering techniques you will see just how easy it can be. Bring a friend and sign up soon for a fun class with great results!

Hearts & Flowers

A special Early Spring themed class featuring a variety of all new stamps! The class will feature a beautifully rendered “chalkboard style” dove & heart motif Valentine, lively Folk Art Flowers and realistic on-trend succulents in a wooden crate with stylus embellishments. This is a class for more experienced colorists who want to take their shading and blending skills to a higher level.

There will be a bonus project included so you can work on it at home.



Chalkboard Chic – $35.00
Wednesday July 22nd, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Get that elegant “chalkboard” effect by learning to create beautiful details with white and pastel Prisma© pencils. The class features Pink Ink images stamped white on black paper that will be turned into miniature works of art as you learn shading and filling techniques. A popular and fun pencil class!

The Stylish Stylus

Learn to create fun patterns and nifty borders with a simple stylus tool. This “de”embossing technique is a wonderful way to embellish your stamps with crisp white line work. It’s easy to get great results by learning a few simple tricks and you will be amazed by what you are able to create!

Oodles of Doodles

Take your coloring work to the next level by using fine black ink line work to add patterns and designs to your stamped images. Peggy has been a designer in the paper and textile market and will share many tips for decorative borders and petite illustrated patterns. You will leave the class buzzing with ideas!


Please stop by or call us at 847-670-6065 to signup, spaces are limited.

All class signups with our special guest instructors are final and non-refundable.